Whooping Cough Reported

Over the past few months, the Marquette County Health Department has received calls from area school districts on a handful of cases of Pertussis or Whooping Cough.

Pertussis is a bacterial infection that can cause severe prolonged cough that can last for a few weeks.

The best way to keep you and your family safe from contracting the bacteria is by simply getting a shot.

It is now recommended to get the booster shot every 5 years rather than every 10.